I am looking into putting 4 WD caviar black 1TB drives into a RAID 0 array for speed. My goal is to achieve at least 400MB/s read and write times. My motherboard has 4 available SATA2 ports and 1 available SATA3 port.
Is it better to connect each drive to its own SATA2 port? Or should I somehow run them together into the single SATA3 port? Will there be any bottlenecks either way, or will both solutions give me the same result?
Thanks for the responses. I will def have a backup drive for the files.
My mobo is ASUS P9X79 PRO, it says it allows for RAID. Am I still better off getting a RAID card?
I notice on a lot of RAID cards there is a miniSAS connection (SFF-8088 or 8087) that combines 4 drives on a single cable. When a RAID card advertises being either 6Gbps or 3Gbps, does that imply a data limit for all 4 drives combined? Or does each drive individually get its own data limit, even though they are sharing one cable and one miniSAS?